Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar produced the Hindi film "Dhadak," a remake of the Marathi film "Sairat" in 2018. The film marked the debut of Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter in the Hindi film industry and was directed by Shashank Khaitan. The film performed well at the box office and garnered positive reviews from the audience and critics.
According to a report by Pinkvilla, Karan Johar is planning to turn "Dhadak" into a franchise, and "Dhadak 2" is currently in the works at Dharma Productions. The source stated that Karan Johar believes that the theme of going against all odds for love has the potential to get a franchise value. After considering several subjects, a subject that qualifies as a sequel to "Dhadak" has been greenlit.
Reports further stated that "Dhadak 2" will feature Siddhant Chaturvedi and Tripti Dimri in lead roles, with the film directed by Shazia Iqbal marking her directorial debut. The film is expected to be a raw and intense love story, and the prep work will begin soon. The film is set to go on floors in the second half of 2023.
The report also suggests that a top actor will come on board to play the antagonist, the female lead's father. The source added that several other characters in the film also require credible actors, and a cast will be put together in a month.